HELIOS in Gaza explores opportunities for young people in the Blue and Circular economy

October 27, 2021
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The University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS), Palestinian partner of HELIOS held in Gaza a workshopto explore job opportunities related to the Blue and Circular Economy sectors in order to support the Palestinian recovery.

The main aim of the event was to explore the opportunities of applying these sectors in Palestine, especially in Gaza, and share the good practices of the Blue and Circular Economy, and also to discuss the role of these models of sustainable economy in promoting employment and social inclusion in Palestine.

Representatives from the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Labor and other local authorities, NGOs, TVET institutions, and young people attended this workshop.

It was a great opportunity to create effective and efficient networks to achieve goals within a territory that is experiencing a particularly difficult social situation.    

HELIOS – enHancing thE sociaL Inclusion Of neetS – focuses on the Blue and Circular Economy (BaCE), identified as an economic sector with great potential for regenerative economic growth among NEETs. The project will provide curricula for innovative targeted and tailored skills training courses oriented towards specific needs of the BaCE labour market and the needs of NEETs, based on direct interaction with local enterprises.

This will be achieved through soft skills coaching and mentoring actions, as well as the creation of e-learning tools and methodologies supported by new technologies to facilitate skills learning for NEETs and women.

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